Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings
Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication, and Applications

Coordinators: Samal Sushanta, Mohanty Smita, Nayak Sanjay Kumar

Language: Anglais
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Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings: Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication, and Applications offers a comprehensive overview of the preparation and applications of polymer coatings with superhydrophobicity, guiding the reader through the advanced techniques and underpinning scientific principles.

The first section of the book presents detailed information on the fundamental theories and methods behind the preparation of superhydrophobic polymer coatings, also discussing key considerations and concepts such as nanomaterials, tunability and wettability, stability under external stimuli, and characterization. The close relationships between polymer composition, hierarchical micro/nano surface topography, roughness, and chemical structure, are emphasized, enabling the reader to gain a clear and detailed understanding of how to prepare polymeric systems with superhydrophobic surfaces. The second section demonstrates the current and potential applications of these materials, covering a range of novel and marketable uses across industry; these include coatings with properties such as foul resistance and self-cleaning, anti-icing and ice-release, corrosion inhibition, antibacterial, anti-reflection, slip and drag reduction, and oil-water separation, as well as a chapter dedicated to advanced medical applications.

This book is a highly valuable resource for academic researchers, scientists and advanced students working on polymer coatings or polymer surface modifications, as well as those across polymer science, polymer chemistry, plastics engineering, and materials science. The detailed information in this book is also of great interest to scientists, R&D professionals, product designers and engineers across industries, looking to develop products with superhydrophobic coatings.

  • Presents in-depth information on the advanced methods required in the preparation of superhydrophobic polymer coatings
  • Covers the latest advances in the design of polymer coatings with superhydrophobic properties, including nanofabrication
  • Explains cutting-edge industrial and medical applications, including self-cleaning coatings, corrosion inhibition, anti-icing and ice-release, and oil-water separation

Section I: Fundamental, Design and Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings 1. Superhydrophobic self-clean surfaces and the journey from nature to biomimetic artificial surfaces 2. Classical Theories Wetting Models on a Solid Surface 3. Superhydrophobic Polymer Coating: A Design Perspective 4. Methods and Fabrication Techniques of superhydrophobic surfaces 5. Nanomaterials for design and fabrication of Superhydrophobic Polymer Coating 6. Characterization of Superhydrophobic polymer Coating 7. The stability of the superhydrophobic surfaces 8. Biological Adhesion behavior of Superhydrophobic polymer coating

Section II: Potential Applications of Superhydrophobic Polymers Coatings 9. Superhydrophobic Foul Resistant and Self-cleaning polymer coating 10. Superhydrophobic Anti-Icing and Ice-Release Polymer Coatings 11. Superhydrophobic Corrosion Inhibition Polymer Coatings 12. Superhydrophobic Antibacterial Polymer Coating 13. Superhydrophobic Anti-Reflective Polymer Coatings with Improved Solar Cell Efficiency 14. Interfacial slip and Drag Reduction by Superhydrophobic Polymer coating 15. Superhydrophobic Coatings for Medical applications 16. Superhydrophobic Coatings for Oil-Water Separation

Sushanta Ku Samal is a Scientist at LARPM-CIPET, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India. He has 10 years of research and academic experience, with research focused on polymer composites, nanocomposites, blend and alloys, functional polymer coatings, nano/micro hybrid surface, multifunctional materials for various applications, and new bio-compatible/degradable materials.
Smita Mohanty is the senior scientist at LARPM-CIPET, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India. She has over 15 years of experience, with research interests in polymers, coatings, adhesives, paints and composites, biomaterials, and functionalization of polymeric materials. She has published over 150 articles in international peer reviewed journals and was the winner of the National Awards by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India, and Young Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
Sanjay Kumar Nayak is Director General (DG) of CIPET and Professor & Chair at LARPM-CIPET, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India. He has more than 300 research publications in high impact international journals, and has published books in diverse areas of polymer science & technology.